Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 8 August 1799

From James McHenry, 8 August 1799

War department 8. August 1799


It was suggested for your consideration in my letter of the 12 of July, a Copy of which is inclosed to transfer certain troops at Fort McHenry from the Infantry to the Artillery, which I understood was desired. As Cloathing is wanted and cannot be forwarded until it is known whether this transfer is to take place I wish to be informed of the orders you may have given—

With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant

James McHenry

Major Genl. Alexander Hamilton

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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